Friday, October 22, 2010


Ummm... lots of potatoes around my house. And I'm addicted to fries.

Fries are awesome. But I can never bring myself to deep fry them in my house... that whole process is fussy and temperature specific and can be smelly and I can justify eating fries more often when if they are baked and not fried. (I probably just jinxed myself and will be writing something about deep frying in a few months... we shall see.)

BUT! They must be crispy! It is NOT worth eating a fry if it is a soggy mess... and these are not soggy messes of fries.

2 pounds potatoes (this makes more than enough for a few people or one glutton)
Olive oil
Salt and pepper (or whatever you'd like to season them with)

Heat the oven to 450 F. Cut your potatoes into fries. I opted for about 3/4 cm sticks. Toss with olive oil and salt and pepper, then spread evenly on a baking sheet.

Place the tray(s) in the top half of your oven, where it is the hottest. This will help quickly seal the potatoes and get to that crisp rather than soggy place. Bake for 20 minutes, then flip. Bake for an additional 20 minutes, then check that the fries are cooked through (eat one!). If not, you can flip again and bake for another 5-10 minutes before checking again.

You should now have a wonderful plateful of crisp fries, which I will eat on their own... or as a side. The first time that I made these, I made a ketchup-sriracha dip. Ummmm... plate emptied. :)

1 thought(s):

Van said...

Have officially made (and devoured) these twice so far. Think they will be part of every dinner from now on. Thank you!! (Also, I'm quivering in anticipation of the post on the poutine you'll build with these...)

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